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BC defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad out for the season

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Boston College’s defense absorbed a huge hit Wednesday when Eagles coach Steve Addazio announced junior defensive end Mehdi Abdesmad had suffered a season-ending torn patellar tendon in his left knee. Abdesmad, a 6-foot-7-inch, 278-pounder from Montreal regarded by Addazio as one of BC’s best defensive linemen, suffered the injury early in the second half of last Saturday’s 48-34 loss to Florida State. He ranked seventh on the team in tackles with 17, including a pair of sacks. “It’s a tough loss, but you’ve got to move forward, that’s the way it is,’’ said Addazio, who indicated Abdesmad had yet to undergo surgery. “He’s a heck of a kid and a heck of a player and he’s going to do fine.’’

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